Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shiela Gets to Laugh Last!

In weather legend, Newfoundland recognizes a winter storm that falls near St. Patrick's Day as Sheila's Brush.

Sheila is related to Patrick in some way. Now mystery has it, it's his wife or sister or mother or mistress or housekeeper.

The idea is that the storm is one of winter's last, and that Sheila is brushing the season away.

The legend is about the fact that after St.Patrick's Day, so from March 18th on, there is usually a sort of winter's last hur'rah.

True to legend, we are in for Sheila's Brush Friday into Saturday.


  1. Well...get the dustpan ready!!

  2. I hope she has a "new brush" and "sweeps clean".